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Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection

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Introduction

Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection is a type of medicine called a steroid. It is used to treat different conditions including rheumatic disorder, asthma, severe allergic reactions and conditions that affect your eyes and skin.

Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection is usually given as an injection by your doctor into a vein, joint, or muscle. The amount you are given will depend on what you are being treated for and how much you need to control your symptoms. If you are using this medication at home, learn exactly how to do it correctly from your doctor. You should always take the amount prescribed. Do not take a larger dose or use it more often. Taking a higher dose will not improve your condition faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Keep taking it regularly even if you feel well. Do not suddenly stop this medication as your condition may become worse. It should always be stopped gradually.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, headache, dizziness, sweating, and swelling in your hands or ankles (edema). If these side effects bother you or will not go away, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. Steroids may also lower your ability to fight infections so avoid being near people who might pass on infections such as measles, chickenpox, or flu. Do not receive a live vaccine while using this medicine. Steroids can affect growth in children.

Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have brittle bones (osteoporosis), mood disorders, high blood pressure, or liver disease. Also, tell your doctor if you have diabetes, this medicine may increase blood glucose levels which can worsen diabetes. Many other drugs may affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all other medicines you are using. This is done to make sure it is safe to use. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. If this medicine is used for a long time you will be asked for regular monitoring of blood sugar, blood pressure, bone density as well as an eye examination.

Uses of Solu-Medrol Injection

Benefits of Solu-Medrol Injection

In Rheumatic disorder

Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and conditions which affect the skin, blood, eyes, lungs, stomach, and nervous system. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching, and other allergic-type reactions.

This medicine is given as an injection. You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.

Side effects of Solu-Medrol Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Solu-Medrol

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Edema (swelling)

How to use Solu-Medrol Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Solu-Medrol Injection works

Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Undesirable effects, such as dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances and fatigue are possible after treatment with Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
HORMONES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Solu-Medrol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Asalite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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He was advised solu medrol 500 mg injection for pain relief after he has been diagnosed with suspected bone cancer. How far it is safe? Also is radiation advisable ?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Please refer to a Onco-surgeon
Insomnia slipping disorders & allergy
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Sleep problems are often caused by underlying physical and/ or psychological cause. This requires examination of the patient so that proper treatment can be initiated. Often stress/ anxiety/ depression or mood disorder needs to be dealt with and sleeping pills are not adequate treatment. Please go through the link below for further understanding- http://drjyotikapoor.com/2015/01/26/sleep-disorders/
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FAQs

Q. How does Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection work?

Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection works by reducing the inflammation which helps in treating many illnesses caused due to active inflammation. In addition to that, it stops the autoimmune reactions which occur when your body's immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage.

Q. Is Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection a steroid?

Yes, Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection is a steroid medicine also known as corticosteroids which occur naturally in the body. These corticosteroids help to maintain health and wellbeing. Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection increases the levels of corticosteroids in the body by treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling).

Q. What is Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection used for?

Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It is used to treat conditions like allergic conditions, anaphylaxis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory skin diseases. It is also helpful in treating autoimmune diseases (these diseases happen when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage) and certain eye disorders.

Q. How is Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection administered?

Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection should be administered by a doctor or under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. Usually, it is given into a muscle (intramuscular), joint (intra-articular), directly into a vein (direct intravenous), infusion or into the area being treated (soft tissue infiltration). The doctor will decide the dose based on the condition you are being treated for and also your body weight. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection.

Q. Is Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection better than Prednisone?

Clinical studies have shown that Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection is more strong and efficient than Prednisone. It stays in our body for a longer duration and is better tolerated when used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of your condition.

Q. Does Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection cause weight gain?

Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection can cause weight gain especially when high doses taken for a long time or repeated short courses are taken. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Solu-Medrol 40mg Injection.

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